It's official. BookPal is one of the best places to work in Orange County, California!
BookPal has been honored as this year's 28th best place to work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group — and we couldn't be more thrilled. This program identifies, recognizes, and honors the best places to be employed in Orange County, California that benefit the region's economy, its workforce, and businesses.
"As we've added a number of new staff members this last year, it's exciting to see that our employees enjoy working for the company as much as I've enjoyed building it," stated Tony DiCostanzo, the president of BookPal.
At BookPal, employees receive a number of traditional benefits, such as health and dental insurance, 401k, paid vacation, as well as holiday and sick leave. But in addition to those benefits, BookPal also offers a phantom share plan, flexible schedules, company-wide volunteer events, bonus vacation days and financial rewards for meeting our objectives, extended vacations using unpaid leave, and access to plenty of book resources — just to name a few.
"Our employees are our best asset," explained our Chief of Staff, Michelle Drucker. "This is why we aim to create a work environment where people are excited to come back to every day, an environment where people are happy, energized, and motivated."
Recognized for our innovation and focus on new channels of book distribution by Publishers Weekly, BookPal has been changing the way organizations in every industry buy books in bulk for over a decade. With a staff of 15, we deliver more than half a million books and custom journals to businesses, schools, districts, government agencies, and other organizations in all 50 states every single year.
"BookPal has never been your traditional book seller. We don't just sell books, we deliver empowering experiences," said Michelle. "We've changed the way that institutions buy large quantities of books — and we've done it by building a great company culture."
Our most recent full-time hire, Nina Calabretta, joined the team as a client experience associate in March of this year.
“BookPal is the first company I’ve been a part of in which I truly get an impression of my leadership team’s commitment to helping me recognize and maximize my unique talents. I’ve never felt so valued as an individual in the workplace. I love contributing to monthly brainstorming sessions, and knowing that I get to help shape both company culture and business practices every day is so empowering,” she shared. “As a recent college graduate, I can’t imagine a better environment for me to launch my professional career.”
This post was written by Elizabeth Lee, the marketing manager at BookPal. She is currently reading Radical Candor by Kim Scott.